Matty turned 12. He was soooo excited to be
ordained a deacon and do all the things deacons
get to do...like pass the sacrament, collect fast offerings,
and attend mutual with all the big boys on Wednesday
nights. He worked super hard memorizing his Articles
of Faith so that he could receive his Faith in God
Award from primary. (I may or may not have had to bribe
him to get those memorized before his birthday!) But he did
it, just like I knew he could!!! Matty is a good kid. He
LOVES to play baseball and he also loves to annoy his
brothers. And sometimes his mom. I can always count on
Matty for a sweet hug and kiss. He's entering that "I'm Cool"
stage of boyhood. For some reason it is swaggy to hang your
tongue out in every picture.
And our Sammy boy (MY BABY!) turned 9.
He still loves to play with his legos, and we went
shopping with his birthday money to pick out a new
set. He stayed up too late on a Saturday night putting them
together, and then got up early on Sunday morning
to work on them some more. He likes to play video games,
play baseballwith his brothers, and
loves playing with his little neice and nephew! They adore
Sammy, too! He's still shy and sweet and mama's baby.